The Space of Transformation: Exploring Unseen Dimensions of Healing
Over thirty years of studies have shown that the most significant factor in positive change in psychotherapy, more important than any particular technique or theory, is the relationship, the bond, between patient and therapist. This talk will explore the non-linear, intersubjective nature of this bond and the clues it reveals regarding the paradigm shift that often accompanies deep personal transformation. Topics that help illuminate the healing elements of this bond, such as studies in anomalous phenomena, concepts from quantum physics and from Buddhist philosophy, will be addressed. Clinical case examples will be used to illustrate the ideas presented.
Ruth Rosenbaum, Ph.D., is a licensed psychoanalyst in private practice of psychotherapy for over 25 years. She is also a certified biofeedback therapist, a certified Kundalini yoga instructor, and has studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation with Lama Pema Wangdak. Her clinical work facilitates the integration of mind, body and spirit. Dr. Rosenbaum is an adjunct professor in the Master’s Counseling and Clinical Psychology Dept. at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and a faculty member, supervisor and training analyst at NPAP (National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis) in New York She conducts private supervision groups for clinicians on integrating spirituality and psychotherapy, and also conducts a women’s group on sexuality and spirituality.